project leader
Natasha S
1680 Jackson Avenue
(Vollintine Evergreen Neighborhood in Midtown)
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Photos of the VECA Historic Signage now installed throughout Vollintine Evergreen

the project

The Vollintine Evergreen Community Association (VECA) would like to fundraise $3,125 to support its project campaign to purchase "National Historic District" signage for the Vollintine Evergreen (V&E) neighborhood, which is located in the northern part of Midtown Memphis.

The funds raised by VECA will be generously matched by IOBY, Livable Memphis, and the Hyde Family Foundations (i.e., up to the first $150 of your gift donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar). This project represents a significant opportunity to invest in preserving the historical value and character of our beloved V&E neighborhood.

Vollintine Evergreen is a historic neighborhood with nearly 2,500 homes and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other historic Midtown neighborhoods have signs to remind residents and visitors that they are in a special place with historic status. VECA’s signs will be fabricated from metal and anchored to be beautiful and long-lasting like the community, and will be placed at major entry points to the neighborhood.

The V&E area includes North Parkway (directly adjacent to Overton Park & the Memphis Zoo) on the south, Watkins Street (bordering Crosstown Concourse) on the west, Cypress Creek on the north, and Springdale Street & Rhodes College on the east.

VECA will engage its Board, members, and residents to donate and fundraise to achieve the financial goals of this project. We welcome the generous donations from others in the community and across America who share in our passion for preserving historic neighborhoods.

Please donate to this project and help us meet (or exceed) our fundraising goal!




the steps

1. Kick off our fundraising campaign & solicit donations

2. Meet fundraising goal of $3,125

3. Purchase National Historic District signage with funds raised

4. Fabricate signage and confirm locations

5. Install the signage throughout the neighborhood

6. Host an unveiling event to celebrate the new signage

why we're doing it

The Vollintine Evergreen Community Association (VECA)  is raising funds for signs to promote our neighborhood’s historic identity.

VECA endeavors to make the Vollintine Evergreen (V&E) area a community of choice in Memphis, TN that stands apart for its historical significance, age (1890 - 1957), charm, and predominantly Craftsman, Bungalow, Tudor, and Colonial Revival style architecture. Other well-preserved and architecturally distinctive styles found in our neighborhood include Dutch Colonial Revival, Eclectic, English Cottage Revival, Four Square, Minimal Traditional, Mission Bungalow, Queen Anne, Spanish Revival, and Ranch.

By adding historic district signage, we can demarcate the V&E area and reinforce its aesthetic narrative as a historically relevant and nationally recognized National Historic District designated neighborhood in the City of Memphis and wider Mid-South region. 




DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4/30/15):

RAISED = 3345.00
ioby Platform Fee  35.00
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) 96.41

Fabrication of signage $1,700.00
Installation of signage $1,020.00
Flowers/plants around the signage $500.00


Fabrication of signage $1,500.00
Installation of signage $1,000.00
Flowers/plants around the signage $500.00
TOTAL COST: $3,000.00

SUBTOTAL = $3,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $90



Photos of the VECA Historic Signage now installed throughout Vollintine Evergreen

Another "First" for VECA!

VECA is the first neighborhood in Memphis to be approved for a new type of historic district signage – one that is attached to street sign poles. The signs were fully funded by donations from residents through our ioby V&E Historic signage campaign, and are distributed throughout the neighborhood. Residents also voted on the sign design and color. 

Meeting with City Engineers office 10/15/15

We met with the City of Memphis Engineering Department on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The meeting was very productive and informative. We discussed the street sign material required to withstand the elements of our weather & climate, size parameters for the installation hardware, reviewed a map of our tentative locations, etc. We have pre-approval from the Engineering Department.

Thank You!

VECA extends a heartfelt "Thank You" and our sincerest appreciation to all who donated and made our campaign for National Historic District signage a success.


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